Monday, March 7, 2011
Cystic Fibrosis Loneliness
If you are a Grey's Anatomy fan, you might have seen the episode a few weeks ago that touched on this subject. Long story short, two CF patients were at the hospital. The man was there for a lung transplant. When the doctors found out that the girlfriend had Cystic Fibrosis as well, they told him they had to break up, or he could not have the lungs. That episode has been a huge topic of discussion around the CF community. I won't go into all the points put forth, but I will say that it was very unrealistic. First of all, lung transplants are major procedures, and they make sure you have a major support system before you can even be put on the list. There is no way a transplant doctor would make the guy's only supporter leave right before the surgery. Second, I don't believe that anyone can give you an ultimatum like that... doctor or not. I'm interested in what you all think about the subject. If you have anything to add, please leave a comment!
Posted by Kayla English at 9:51 PM